HKTDC Research conducted focus group discussions in four major cities on the Chinese mainland. It was found that older consumers were looking for more stylish clothing than the market was offering. As for home appliances that served as self-care aids, both the elderly and their children agreed that there was a significant demand for such products.
Located at the southernmost tip of Liaodong Peninsula, Dalian is flanked by the Yellow Sea to the east and the Bohai Sea to the west. As the marine gateway to northeast China, Dalian is an important port, as well as a trading, industrial and tourist city. Based on its permanent population, the per capita GDP of Dalian stands at Rmb109,939.